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Shang-Chi is an upcoming superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. It is intended to be an installment of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


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In 2001, Stephen Norrington announced that he had agreed to direct a film based on the Marvel Comics character Shang-Chi, describing it as "a real honest-to-goodness martial arts film, rather than a film that simply has martial arts in it."[3]

In 2004, Ang Lee announced that he would be a producer on the film. In 2005, Stan Lee announced that he would executive produce the film for DreamWorks with Yuen Woo-ping set to direct from a screenplay by Bruce McKenna,[4] while Avi Arad stated that he believed a PG-13 adaptation of the character was possible.[5]

In 2006, Marvel Studios announced financing to produce the film, with the film set to be distributed by Paramount Pictures.[6]

On December 3, 2018, Deadline reported that Marvel Studios had hired David Callaham to write the screenplay which would modernize the character to avoid stereotypes while Marvel was looking at a number of Asian and Asian-American directors to helm the film, while also intending for the film to be Marvel's first superhero film with an Asian protagonist.[2]

On March 13, 2019, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Destin Daniel Cretton would direct the film following a shortlist that included Deborah Chow, Justin Tipping, and Alan Yang.[1]

On April 5, 2019, Marvel Studios announced that one of their upcoming films, believed to be Shang-Chi, would film in Sydney and throughout New South Wales.[7] By the end of the month, it was reported that filming for Shang-Chi would not start until The Eternals' is completed.[8]


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